E.V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker wearing the Medal of Honor. ..... For 24 days,
Rickenbacker, Army Captain Hans C. Adamson, his friend and business partner,
He answered mostly to 'Rick' but would be best known during later years as '
Captain Eddie.' His father was a day laborer, and life was not easy for a lad who ...
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker in uniform with medals. Hat in the Ring insignia.
Rickenbacker with Nieuport. Eddie Rickenbacker with a Nieuport. Image courtesy
Jul 24, 1973 ... Mr. Rickenbacker, or Captain Eddie as he preferred to be known (he was a
colonel in the reserve but insisted that the title of captain was the ...
Aviation is proof that given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
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Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, RG 101. Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker ....
Along with pilot Captain William Cherry, co-pilot Lieutenant James Whittaker, ...
Rickenbacker, then one of the world's top racing car drivers, immediately enlisted
with the U.S. Army upon America's entrance into the war in April 1917.
TOP AMERICAN ACE OF WWI, 26 VICTORIES. Eddie Rickenbacker's actual
family name was “Riechenbacher,” but was changed to the shorter Anglo-
The top American ace of World War I, Eddie Rickenbacker was a former racecar
driver ... 24 was promoted to command the squadron with the rank of captain.
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